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not sure about that
if they want to sign Marte or just totally swing for the fences and go for Buxton, those would be good. My main point was that I would be perfectly fine with a corners only guy like Bryant too because I trust Nimmo in center when he’s healthy.
Guess another luxury of signing another CF guy and having 2 really good ones is that it allows you to for more offense if guys get hurt via Vientos/Baty in a corner.
Marte and Buxton will be good options though because neither will command pillow deals and the upside, especially with Buxton is very high. Focus the big money on SP and maybe 3B.
doubt any teams are running in the read
but for the Wilpons with all their debt servicing and what not, making 40 million a year vs 50 from the mets may be a big deal, because that may have been one of their big income sources. Who knows how many owners are like that. Ideally for Cohen, 40 vs 50 should basically just be an extra tax writeoff because he has so much other income it barely costs him any money.
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playing 2 weeks injured drags that down too
about a 140 wRC+ I think before the injury and 138 after. 31 HR in 471 PA after the injury (43 HR pace), right around 4 WAR for the year (could push it a bit higher if he has a big last weekend) if you use the right defense metric. A very good, stable, and consistent season for him surrounded by a bunch of nonsense. When healthy, played pretty close to his 2019 level, just minus the juiced ball. And unlike the others his injury was cause he got hit by a pitch, not due to any physical issues on his part.
Alonso is pretty much indispensable just because of how reliable he’s proven himself to be. A beacon of stability on a team with almost none of it.
I think it's just
some owners (like formerly the Wilpons) who probably can’t afford (in their minds) to take a 10 million hit a year for the next say 3-5 years even if long term it will be financially beneficial.
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problem is owners who run their team for profits, in which case even 6 million means something
wilpons were one, cohen isn’t so it would be great to see Cohen follow the Astros lead in this regard.
That being said, who knows how much politics there may be among the owners basically to keep salaries down
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Nimmo now that his defense is fine is basically one of the elite CF in the league when he's on the field
healthy Buxton, Robert, and then Nimmo are probably the 3 best CF guys in the league, health being the operative term for all three guys but in terms of raw talent you aren’t really going to find an upgrade over Nimmo.
So we probably need OF depth due to the injuries, but it’s probably fine if it’s in a corner too because I fully trust Nimmo in center now when he’s on the field.
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all this is quite ironic though
because I said many times in 18-19 that Wheeler was kind of on a path to become the next Scherzer. Might end up being right after all.
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Phillies defense is also a bunch of butchers as everyone should know
not to mention their pen sucks (or did for a while) so Wheeler doesn’t have the luxury of airing it out for 5-6 innings knowing there are big time guys behind him. Then you add in ballpark and I think it’s honestly an extremely easy decision.
Burnes also gets to go 5 and hand it off a lot of the time.
his peripherals are insane, but run prevention matters more for CY, and Burnes is barely qualified with only 165 IP anyway.
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way way way more swing and miss
Nimmo swings and misses less than league average, he just takes so much he gets called looking. Lee meanwhile has a terrible contact ability. Two K rates that couldn’t be more different.
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Sewald and Flexen relief ace and ace on a 90 win team
honestly that’s just phenomenal stuff.
to me this seems to be an even easier call than Ryu vs deGrom in 2019
which ended up being near unanimous
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Is Wheeler really not the unanimous CY favorite right now?
I think it’s an extremely easy call but the oddsmakers and analysts have it between scherzer and burnes? Seems pretty absurd to me. The ERA gaps are negligible once you take into account park and defense (poor Zack has been in front of consistently horrid defenses his whole career) and then you have Wheeler pitching 6-8 innings regularly while those guys have the luxury of often going 5 and handing it off to a supercharged pen.
Throwing the amount of innings Wheeler has in this day and age while maintaining extremely high quality is seriously impressive